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  • NY Times Co to Sell Regional Newspapers for $143 Million

    12/27/2011 7:03:52 PM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Soham Chatterjee
    The New York Times Co said it will sell 16 regional newspapers spread across the U.S. Southeast and California to Halifax Media Holdings for $143 million in cash as it looks to cut costs and focus on its most important papers and their websites. *SNIP* *SNIP* "I think that it's toward the low end of what we expected. I was expecting $150-$200 million," Evercore Partners analyst Douglas Arthur told Reuters. "What it implies is that margins on regional newspapers were not as high as we thought, but the underlying profitability of the main New York Times is higher." The analyst,...
  • Online News Service Launched for Big Papers (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    01/30/2011 1:11:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jennifer Saba
    A personalized news service funded by New York Times Co., Washington Post Co, and Gannett Co launched on Tuesday in an attempt to get readers to pay for online news. Ongo, which received $12 million in funding from the three newspaper publishers, delivers news from a variety of sources starting at $7 a month. The basic subscription plan includes articles from the Associated Press, the Washington Post, USA Today and select stories from the New York Times and Pearson PLC's Financial Times. Users can add titles, such as the Guardian and the Detroit Free Press, for 99 cents a month...
  • 154-year-old Honolulu Advertiser prints last issue

    06/05/2010 8:32:20 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6-5-10 | Audrey McAvoy
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser have competed to chronicle Hawaii for more than a century. That rivalry ends Sunday when the Advertiser, Hawaii's largest newspaper, publishes its last edition. It's being bought out and combined with its smaller rival. More than 400 reporters, pressmen and other workers are losing their jobs. The 154-year-old Advertiser is the latest casualty of the recession and the upheaval that the Internet has unleashed on the traditional media industry. The new owner plans to launch the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Monday. Honolulu now joins Denver and Seattle as cities served by only one daily...
  • New York Times Co. July revenue falls 10.1 percent

    08/26/2008 1:28:49 PM PDT · by tom h · 2 replies · 69+ views
    Yahoo Business News ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | None
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Times Co. said Tuesday that its July revenue from continuing operations fell 10.1 percent this year as advertising revenue slipped 16.2 percent.</p> <p>Overall revenue dropped to $235.9 million in July from $262.3 million in July 2007, the publisher said.</p>
  • Washington Post Signals Shift With a New Editor

    07/07/2008 6:54:48 PM PDT · by bd476 · 24 replies · 165+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2008 | By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Signaling a generational change at one of the nation’s most influential newspapers, the new publisher of The Washington Post on Monday selected an outsider as the paper’s top editor. Marcus W. Brauchli, a former top editor of The Wall Street Journal, will become the executive editor of The Post on Sept. 8, at a time of great upheaval in the industry. At age 47, he is young enough to remain in place in for many years, working alongside the publisher, Katharine Weymouth, who is 42 and has been in her job for five months. He will succeed Leonard Downie...
  • TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Another Ice Age? -- Jun. 24, 1974(ENVIRONMENTALISM BARF!!!)

    07/11/2006 5:47:34 AM PDT · by paltz · 32 replies · 7,628+ views
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | June 24, 1974/2006 | Time Magazine
    TIME MAGAZINE -1974LINK TO 1974 ARTICLEIn Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada's wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced...